(© 2007 TIME Magazine)
September 24, 2007 issue:
The big surprise wasn't that Kathy Griffin won a creative-arts Emmy; it was what she said in her acceptance speech. The comedian, who won for her reality show My Life on the D-List, started out by saying that "a lot of people come up here and thank Jesus for this award," but "no one had less to do with this award than Jesus." She wrapped up with an off-color religion joke and said, "This award is my God now!".
The Catholic League condemned the remarks and successfully called for the TV academy to edit them out of the broadcast, which will air on E! on Sept. 15.
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